Danish two-piece, The Raveonettes
have shock-released their seventh LP. The surprise album Pe'ahi
is named after a well-known surfing spot near the north shore of Maui. In a press release Sune Rose Wagner shared that the title track "Endless Sleeper" is "about a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago. It's about taking risks in order to exist.
The LP features 10 tracks and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who has worked with bands such as Young the Giant
. The first two tracks are available for streaming, "Endless Sleeper" and "Sisters". The songwriting errs on the side of darkness. Lyrics for "Endless Sleeper" contemplate death and divinity: "Shy away from the real thing/You Know there's no God/You shy away from everything", while "Sisters" has a gritty vibe and nostalgic alt-rock distortion. The electric LP has moments of rich clear vocals, and tracks dipped in malconformation. The Raveonettes have a number of good records under their belt, but this pop-rock release shouldn't be overlooked. Stream the first two singles below:
You can get the full length version of Pe'ahi
over on iTunes
via Beat Dies Records.